Putting networks to use to help your business thrive

Kerry George of the Canadian Imperial Business Network on the kind of game-changing information you get when you make connections

Putting networks to use to help your business thriveKerry George is CEO at Canadian Imperial Business Network. What’s the Canadian Imperial Business Network and what does it do? George: The Canadian Imperial Business Network or CIBN is a business networking organization that brings business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals together for networking and knowledge. Our mission is to help Canadian business owners to thrive.…

Letting go when it is time to move on from your job

The way you leave a position says a lot about you as a person and can determine the success you will have in your next role

Letting go when it is time to move on from your jobIn life or a career, the simple fact remains: we all have to go sometime. But the way you leave a position says a lot about you as a person and can determine the success you will have in your next role. We spend a lot of time thinking about the best way to start…

7 quick and easy SEO tips for small businesses

These seven easy SEO tips can have a great impact on your website

7 quick and easy SEO tips for small businessesIf you are running a small business, SEO can seem complex. Primarily driven by Google, SEO best practices are always changing, which can make tackling them on your own seem even more difficult. Here are seven easy SEO tips that can have a great impact on your website and which any small business owner can…

Canadian economy surprises in January with 0.3% gain

But the decline in mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction continues

Canadian economy surprises in January with 0.3% gainCanada’s economy expanded 0.3 per cent in January, fully offsetting the declines in November and December 2018, according to Statistics Canada. The rise was widespread as 18 of 20 industrial sectors were up, said the federal agency on Friday. On a three-month rolling average basis, real gross domestic product edged up 0.1 per cent, the…

Three traits define extraordinary leadership

True leaders possess what is identified as the following three intangibles of leadership: will, fortitude and self-efficacy

Three traits define extraordinary leadershipLeadership is one of those mysterious intangibles pundits have yet to get their hands around.  Considering the number of books and articles written about the subject, it's doubtful that it will ever be satisfactorily explained. Nevertheless, new insights keep coming. Why do certain CEOs relish taking on challenges that have literally ended the careers of…

Improving the odds of athletic success

Ron Wuotila of RW Sport Performance Consulting talks about the importance of leadership, commitment to detail, discipline and belief

Improving the odds of athletic successRon Wuotila is president at RW Sport Performance Consulting. What is RW Sport Performance Consulting and what do you do? Wuotila: I help high-performance sport organizations, coaches and leaders get better. Much of my consulting work with organizations focuses on assessment and healthy reflection as a means to ensure that they have the right strategies,…

BDC Capital investing in change-of-ownership transactions

BDC Capital has invested over $180 million in change-of-ownership transactions since December 2017

BDC Capital investing in change-of-ownership transactionsBDC Capital, the investment arm of BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada), has invested over $180 million in change-of-ownership transactions since December 2017 and is on track with its pledge to invest $900 million in such deals over five years. "Investing in business transitions is one of our core offerings," said Patrick Latour, Senior Vice…

Flexible work options increasingly important to Canadians

Almost 28% of people surveyed by IWG would prefer to choose their work location over an increase in vacation time

Flexible work options increasingly important to CanadiansFlexible work options are becoming much more important to Canadian employees. A survey by IWG, a flexible workspace provider, showed that 85 per cent of Canadian respondents would choose a job that offered flexible working over a job that didn't. Also, 54 per cent said having a choice of work location is more important than…

Avanti Software helps companies build better workplaces

David Owen Cord and Amin Lalani of Avanti Software talk about assisting companies in executing and improving people management

Avanti Software helps companies build better workplacesDavid Owen Cord and Amin Lalani are co-CEOs of Avanti Software. What is Avanti Software and what does it do? Lalani: Simply put, Avanti exists to help Canadian companies build better workplaces. We do this through our all-in-one, Human Capital Management (HCM) software-as-a-service (SaaS). Our integrated, end-to-end platform helps businesses find, engage, schedule, manage, pay…

Creating the right environment for real estate success

Shami Sandhu talks about what makes Realty ONE Group different and why those differences work well for buyers and agents

Creating the right environment for real estate successShami Sandhu is president and regional director of Realty ONE Group of Western Canada. What is the Realty ONE Group and what do you do? Sandhu: Realty ONE Group is a full-service lifestyle real estate brand that has experienced rapid growth since Kuba Jewgieniew started the company in 2005. Unlike existing traditional models, we don’t…

Romance is in the (alpine) air in Zurich

Behind its business persona is a romantic setting complete with snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and dreamy architecture

Romance is in the (alpine) air in ZurichDon't be discouraged by Zurich's identity as the financial capital of Switzerland. Behind the business persona of the city is a romantic setting complete with snow-capped mountains, pristine alpine lakes and dreamy architecture. Zurich is nestled within the Alps on the banks of Lake Zurich. This strategic location provides a beautiful backdrop for the city,…

Spectator sports generate $3.7 billion in revenue in Canada

Sports, event promoters, artists and related industries revenue rose by 8% to $9.7 billion in 2017

Spectator sports generate $3.7 billion in revenue in CanadaSpectator sports are a huge money generator and data released on Friday by Statistics Canada indicates just how big of an industry it is in the country. The federal agency said total operating revenue for the spectator sports, event promoters, artists and related industries group rose by eight per cent to $9.7 billion in 2017,…

Weak economic growth forecast for Canada this year

Conference Board says job gains and wage growth at the beginning of 2018 tailed off

Weak economic growth forecast for Canada this yearThe Canadian economy is expected to grow by just 1.4 per cent in 2019, according to the Conference Board of Canada. “The weak growth that was evident at the end of 2018 is expected to persist into the first half of 2019. Despite this weak growth, there are reasons to be cautiously optimistic,” said Matthew…

Lost your job? Practical dos and don’ts for landing a new one

Our best advice is get over your job loss pronto and get your career back on track

Lost your job? Practical dos and don’ts for landing a new oneJust been laid off? Saying you're not alone is an understatement indeed. In the wake of widespread layoffs, the best advice is get over your job loss pronto and get your career back on track. Here are some practical job-hunting dos and don'ts. First the dos: Keep finances in order. Job-hunters must deal with many unknowns,…
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